Picture, Author, Humble
"Can I take your picture?" The answer was obvious, but it was a plumb opportunity to observe how the question would be received, Mr. Yoder merely replied, displaying a typical posture- of humility -practiced among the Amish (head slightly bowed but cocked sideways to maintain eye contact): "...we wouldn't appreciate that." There was nothing angry in his voice, denouncing the "worldliness" of the question, but a soft, rehearsed and purposeful tone.
"Graven Images, Amish Aesthetics, And The "Affirmative Lie","
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 48
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol48/iss1/4